Aguas Verdes or green waters is located on the west coast of Fuerteventura on the road to Betancuria. Named after it´s green bottomed natural rock pools it´s one of my favourite places to go for a picnic. The views on the route to the coast are your typical Fuerteventura “moon mountains” and the odd goat but as you approach Aguas Verdes you start to see a scattering of houses.
You have to follow the road around and down until you reach a nice area for parking which isn´t far from the sea. As you approach the sea the natural rock pools are on your right.
A few important things to say are:
*DO NOT attempt to explore the rocks when the tide is coming in, I would recommend timing your visit to when the tide is on it´s way out, these rocks can be quickly engulfed in water and many people have lost their lives here due to the high rising tide.
*Wear good shoes, I wouldn´t attempt to climb the rocks with flip flops or any other inappropriate footwear.
*The sea and current here are strong, even for experienced swimmers. There are no life guards or life saving devices available. There are also no signs at present to tell you not to bathe.
Bearing all this in mind, the rock pools are a beautiful sight. As you explore deeper into the rocks you find more natural pools and the odd sunbather as well. The waters are warm and crystal clear and depending on the sun, have varying degrees of green in them. The rock formations are fabulous as well and you can clearly see where the water has been running through at great volume in the past creating revines. All in all, a great place to visit and a great place to take some photographs.
Do I think it´s worth a visit? Definitely. But please, pay attention to the things said above.